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Tokyo College aims to generate new knowledge to contribute to the creation of an inclusive society and spark deeper public engagement with the University. You can see the various events in calendar format on this page.

Upcoming Events

Green Transformation (GX), Carbon Markets & Blockchain: A Dialogue with the World Bank and Chia Network

イベント予定対話/Dialogue

Wednesday, 30 November 2022, 10:00-11:15 am JST

This event will explore areas of overlapping innovation: in Climate Change and Sustainability, and Blockchain and Data/IT. Leading Silicon Valley technologist Bram COHEN, CEO of Chia Network, and Gemma Torras VIVES of the World Bank will discuss the pioneering use of decentralized blockchain technology to empower a new global carbon market infrastructure.

“Pre-earthquake Preparation Processes” Lecture by Prof. Yehuda BEN-ZION

イベント予定講演会/Lecture

Tuesday, 6 December 2022, 1:15 pm - 2:45 pm

The lecture discusses several initiatives to clarify physical processes leading to large earthquakes by geophysical observations, experiments, and modeling; and to improve society’s preparation for large earthquakes through upgrades of instrumental monitoring and early warning alerts, developing better building codes, and community education activities.

Digital Revolution: Data-led Prosperity in the 21st Century

イベント予定講演会/Lecture

Saturday, 10 December 2022, 10:00-11:00 am (Doors open: 9:30 am)

The special lecture will be presented by the Chairman of the Tata Group, one of India’s foremost business leaders. It will highlight learnings from its heritage that made it successful for over 150 years. It will also outline a vision for thriving in the future, adapting to the challenges of AI, jobs and data security, including India and Japan collaboration.

Dialogue with Dictators: The Costs and Benefits of High-Level Diplomacy with North Korea

イベント予定対話/Dialogue

Thursday, 15 December 2022, 4:00-5:30 pm

What can be gained from holding high-level summits with a “rogue state” like North Korea? Do those potential gains outweigh the risk of lending prestige and legitimacy to a dictatorial regime? Two speakers will lead a critical discussion of these questions.
Ambassador Alastair Morgan discusses the high-level meetings with the DPRK in 2018-19, and Dr. Meredith Shaw explains how summits are depicted in North Korean domestic propaganda.

Event Reports

“Strategic Research Collaborations for Global Challenges Between Sweden and UTokyo – Cross-Disciplinary and Transnational Perspectives on Future Sustainable Smart Cities”

イベント予定パネルディスカッション/Panel discussion

Available Monday, 24 October 2022

By 2050, two-thirds of the global population will live in urban areas, which is posing a tremendous challenge for cities to accommodate a wide spectrum of human needs while meeting the challenges of sustainability. This dialogue between the University of Tokyo and academic and research institutions in Sweden, KTH Royal Institute of Technology (representing Stockholm Trio) and Vinnova, aims to discuss different concepts of urbanisation in Europe and Asia and to envision future smart cities that can sustainably increase human wellbeing. This discourse will foster future collaboration between Japan and Sweden in research.

Family and Inequality: “Diverging Destinies” in Japan? Lecture by Prof. James RAYMO

イベント予定講演会/Lecture

Tuesday, 13 September 2022, 5:00-6:30pm

How relevant are theoretical frameworks developed in the U.S. and Europe for understanding patterns of family change and socioeconomic inequality in Japan? I begin to address this question by synthesizing the results of several recent papers on socioeconomic differences in family demographic behavior and children’s well-being in Japan.

Previous Events

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”Japan’s Economy: Changing Views from Outside” Lecture by Prof. Jenny CORBETT

イベント予定講演会/Lecture

Thursday, 24 November 2022, 4:00-5:30 pm

Outsiders have been fascinated by Japan’s economy since Marco Polo described Cipangu as a land of gold. Centuries later Columbus sailed to discover it. External observers’ descriptions may not always have been accurate but they have often been influential. This lecture will look at some of the most important discussions in the English language literature on Japan’s economy and will reflect on how the major themes have changed over the last half century.

【Cancel】Modern Women and Medieval Witches: New Perspectives on Feminism

イベント予定講演会/Lecture

【Cancel】Wednesday, 9 November 2022, 6:30-8:00 pm (Doors open: 6:00 pm)

Ms. Mona Chollet is a journalist and essayist who has had an immense influence on feminist debates in Europe. At the invitation of the Embassy of France in Tokyo, she is in Japan to celebrate the translated edition of her bestseller Sorcières: La puissance invaincue des femmes (English title: In Defense of Witches: The Legacy of the Witch Hunts and Why Women Are Still on Trial). In this work, she uncovers the history of the witch-hunts that swept through Europe in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Period and discusses it in connection with the modern social calamity known as “misogyny.” Professor UENO Chizuko, pioneer of women’s studies in Japan and longtime feminist leader, will engage in an in-depth discussion with Ms. Chollet on women today and where to go from here.

“A Nobel Laureate against Nuclear Power: Hannes Alfvén and the Public Image of a 20th-Century Scientist” Lecture by Prof. Svante LINDQVIST

イベント予定講演会/Lecture

Friday, 4 November 2022, 5:00-6:30 pm

In 1970 the physicist Hannes Alfvén was awarded the Nobel Prize. This recognition by the international scientific community strengthened his national status and critique of the Swedish nuclear policy. His resignation in 1980 from the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences illustrates conflicting views on nuclear politics which still haunts us today.

“Strategic Research Collaborations for Global Challenges Between Sweden and UTokyo – Cross-Disciplinary and Transnational Perspectives on Future Sustainable Smart Cities”

イベント予定パネルディスカッション/Panel discussion

Available Monday, 24 October 2022

By 2050, two-thirds of the global population will live in urban areas, which is posing a tremendous challenge for cities to accommodate a wide spectrum of human needs while meeting the challenges of sustainability. This dialogue between the University of Tokyo and academic and research institutions in Sweden, KTH Royal Institute of Technology (representing Stockholm Trio) and Vinnova, aims to discuss different concepts of urbanisation in Europe and Asia and to envision future smart cities that can sustainably increase human wellbeing. This discourse will foster future collaboration between Japan and Sweden in research.

“The Ritual Environment” Lecture by Dr. Naphtali MESHEL

イベント予定講演会/Lecture

Thursday, 6 October 2022 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm JST

Ancient Jewish and Indian ritual texts may serve as models for environmental dilemmas, bridging ancient and modern worlds. Sacrificial rituals create waste and sanctuaries become filled with residues of materia sacra. Three distinct attitudes towards such leftovers are indicative of three ritual-environmental conceptions: reuse, exclusion, and neutralization.

#metttafestival

イベント予定共催/Joint Event

Saturday 1 & Sunday 2, October 2022

“Who are we on social media” – Tokyo College partnered with The German culture center Goethe Institut Tokyo to explore this question in a hybrid festival that will take place on October 1&2 at the art space BUoY in Tokyo’s Kitasenju district. It will bring together academic and artistic positions.

“Tell Me the Truth About Technology” – Our Relationship with Technology, Technology and Society Lecture by Prof. Massimiano Bucchi

イベント予定講演会/Lecture

Friday, 30 September 2022, 10:00 am-12:00 pm

The talk will look at key themes to understand our daily relationship with technology and more broadly the role of technology in society, emphasizing both changes and historical continuity. The following topics will be addressed, challenging widespread stereotypes in contemporary public discourse about technology: "How technology changes us," "Why technology is not neutral," "The reason not only digital technology matters," and "Why society and politics are often displaced by technology."

Family and Inequality: “Diverging Destinies” in Japan? Lecture by Prof. James RAYMO

イベント予定講演会/Lecture

Tuesday, 13 September 2022, 5:00-6:30pm

How relevant are theoretical frameworks developed in the U.S. and Europe for understanding patterns of family change and socioeconomic inequality in Japan? I begin to address this question by synthesizing the results of several recent papers on socioeconomic differences in family demographic behavior and children’s well-being in Japan.


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